M.S. in Real Estate
Alumna, Class of 2011
Shelley Rankin pursued an M.S. in Real Estate from the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate while also managing sales and leasing for new residential developments and executing nonperforming commercial loan acquisitions in New York City. "The program’s midtown location, flexible course schedules, and focused curriculum enabled me to deepen my understanding of real estate finance and development," she says.
Rankin relished the fact that her education was enriched by faculty members with extensive industry experience. When discussing Rio de Janeiro’s transforming port area, Carl Weisbrod, academic chair of global development at Schack Institute of Real Estate, shared his professional experiences reviving the Times Square area.
While studying international real estate development, Rankin traveled to Brazil and Chile with Schack Institute of Real Estate, where she served as a translator during city and regional government office visits. She also worked with Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Post-Catastrophe Reconstruction course team on a 3,000-acre development site in Haiti. She writes, and edits for Premises, the recently launched Schack Institute of Real Estate publication which she co-created.
In contemplating her next career move, Rankin is evaluating opportunities in New York and Brazil. "Schack
broadened my horizons and showed me that the skill sets and knowledge I now possess can be parlayed into exciting opportunities around the globe," she concludes.